Samuel's Manual of Neurologic Therapeutics (Spiral Manual Series) / Edition 8

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Overview


The Eighth Edition of the best-selling Manual of Neurologic Therapeutics is a practical, accessible guide to the diagnosis and treatment of neurologic disorders. The book, geared toward primary care physicians, has been completely updated, with a special focus on such topics as treatment of neuromuscular disorders using IV immunoglobulin; enzyme replacement therapy for genetic muscle disease; new information on the interventional treatment for various cerebrovascular diseases; and updates on treatment options for conditions such as multiple sclerosis, dementia, coma, head trauma, spinal cord injury, primary brain tumors, sleep disorders, and chronic pain.
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Reviewer: Katherine Riordan, MD (Mayo Clinic Arizona)
Description: This is an update of a manual on the most accepted and appropriate therapeutics for common and important neurologic conditions encountered in patients in both hospital and outpatient settings. The previous edition was published in 2004.
Purpose: As a diagnostic and treatment-oriented resource for neurologists and neurology residents, this manual does a commendable job of providing current, accurate, and easy to read information necessary to solve most frequently encountered clinical problems.
Audience: The target audience is neurologists and neurology residents, and the book successfully provides enough information for it to be a quick reference for most neurologic issues. The authors are neurologists who have written chapters on their specific subspecialties.
Features: Overall, the book provides accurate, easily accessible information on both serious and commonly encountered neurologic problems, and guidance on appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic options. Furthermore, detailed epidemiologic and pathophysiologic details of a given condition serve as an excellent refresher for practitioners. The book also allows readers to access information concerning a specific patient complaint, such as dizziness, rather than just by diagnosis. The greatest strength of this book is how complete it is. It covers a wide array of neurologic topics and subtopics at a level appropriate for a first-line reference without becoming too bogged down in the details of any given clinical problem, which minimizes distraction from clinically pertinent information. The targeted audience could benefit from supplementary graphics in the section on ischemic stroke to delineate arterial distributions and the main intracerebral arterial supplies. It also would be helpful to have an in-hospital approach to status migrainosus, as one agent is seldom used.
Assessment: This is an excellent resource of easy to access, clinically relevant information for neurology practitioners. It is authored by respected physicians in the field who have produced an appropriate update, given how rapidly the field is changing with respect to therapeutics.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Coma, Head Trauma, and Spinal Cord Injury
Galen V. Henderson

Chapter 2: Epilepsy
Edward B. Bromfield† and Barbara A. Dworetzky

Chapter 3: Dizziness
Robert W. Baloh

Chapter 4: Back and Neck Pain
Allan H. Ropper

Chapter 5: Sleep Disorders
Milena Pavlova

Chapter 6: Neuro-oncology
Patrick Y. Wen and Santosh Kesari

Chapter 7: Multiple Sclerosis and Other Demyelinating Diseases
Maria K. Houtchens and David M. Dawson

Chapter 8: Motor Neuropathies and Peripheral Neuropathies
Anthony A. Amato

Chapter 9: Neuromuscular Junction Disorders and Myopathies
Anthony A. Amato

Chapter 10: Chronic Pain
Robert D. Helme

Chapter 11: Headache and Facial Pain
Elizabeth Loder and Paul Rizzoli

Chapter 12: Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disorders
Steven K. Feske

Chapter 13: Movement Disorders
Lewis Sudarsky

Chapter 14: Behavioral Neurology and Dementia
Kirk R. Daffner and David A. Wolk

Chapter 15: Neuro-ophthalmology
Donald C. Bienfang and Marc Dinkin

Chapter 16: Toxic and Metabolic Disorders
Martin A. Samuels

Chapter 17: Infections of the Central Nervous System
Tracey A. Cho

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